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Help: Sending power to electrical device every few seconds...

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Old 12-12-12, 11:28 AM
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Help: Sending power to electrical device every few seconds...

Hello,
I'm trying to build a small electrical gadget, and I'm stumped how to complete one of it's functions...

I am trying to figure out how to send power to lets say a basic hobby motor from a DC power supply every 5 seconds or so.

So for instance I want the small motor to be plugged in to DC power constantly but not always powered...I need something to restrict power so that the motor runs for about 1 second, then 5 seconds off...then 1 second on...then 5 seconds off...and so on.

What do i need to accomplish this simple task?
 
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Old 12-12-12, 06:53 PM
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Is this something you want to build or buy pre-made ?

How accurate do you need the times to be ?
What voltage and what is the current draw of the motor ?

They make small PIC boards that you can program or you can build something simple out of a transistor and a small handful of parts.


A link below to Apogee kits. I've used this timer before with great results.

Relay Timer Electronic Kit K8015
 
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